I’m not of this world, though I don’t rise above.
Can’t quite commit to the pretentious set;
let alone settle for mediocrity.
Neither the funds nor the composition, either way.
I’m on a trampoline bounding between purgatorial
highs and lows.
A trapeze artist bluffing balance of the fine wire;
in reality they are wide and slippery with the grease
So I slip and I slide, waiting for my circus to arrive.
Knowing full well even then, I’ve not the courage to run.
Leanne Neill is a company director, mother of three, and a self-professed ‘composer of words'. She has over twenty years of experience in public libraries and local government. In 2016, she started her poetry and art inspired Facebook page: LUST for WORDS, and has since been published in many ezines and pages including Spillwords, Bymepoetry, including their WOMb anthology, The Scarlet Leaf Review, Blue Nib, Raven Cage, Husk Magazine, and US anthologies, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses and Warriors With Wings. Her first collection, Fine Lines and Unpolished Pieces of Me was published by The Australia Times in 2017. Her second poetry collection, Blue Lotus was released in June, 2018.